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Traci Braxton, sister of Toni and Tamar, passes away at age 50


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Traci Braxton, the sister of Toni and Tamar Braxton, has passed away after a private battle with esophageal cancer. She was 50.

The Braxton family shared the news in a statement Saturday.

“It is with the utmost regret that we inform you of the passing of our sister, Traci,” the statement reads. “Needless to say, she was a bright light, a wonderful daughter, an amazing sister, a loving mother, wife, grandmother and a respected performer. We will miss her dearly.”

The statement added that Traci “passed this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake.”

“We ask that you respect our privacy as we plan to send her home with love, celebrating her life,” the statement concluded.

Her husband Kevin Surratt said in a statement, “Our beloved Traci Braxton has gone on to glory.”

Traci’s management team also confirmed the news Saturday, noting she was “surrounded by family and friends at the time of her passing.”

Traci had appeared on her family’s WEtv reality show Braxton Family Values, as well as on the third season of Marriage Boot Camp with Surratt. She also released her debut solo album, titled Crash & Burn, in 2014.

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